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and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. >> announcer: and now, from washington's leading news station, this is news4 at 11. right now at 11:00 -- fight night in kentucky and joe
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biden and paul ryan debate. a town in maryland destroyed by flames, three families display placed. a little boy tumbles 80 feet out of a window. see what broke his fall and who came to his rescue. a wild night for nats fans. the team kept their hopes alive, jayson werth came up clutch in walk-off fashion. >> we have team coverage, erika gonzalez has reaction from fans. first let's startith dan hellie. it was quite a finish. >> a lot of baseball firsts this year, but today had to be the best. the nationals get the first postseason win in washington, d.c., since 1933 and they did it in dramatic fashion, a walk-off home run from their highest paid player, jayson werth, for a night the most popular guy in the most powerful guy in the world. bottom of the ninth, everyone in the ballpark on the edge of their seats.
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jayson werth facing lance lynn. on the 13th pitch of the at-bat seals the deal, a walk-off home run for werth and a historic win for the nationals, 2-1 the final. the series now heads to a winner-take-all game five tomorrow night at nationals park thanks in part to that man, jayson werth. >> it's what it's all about, what you play all season for. it's what you work out all winter for and get to spring training early for. we have a chance tomorrow will to take that next step. i know my teammates will be ready, and the city will, too. >> tame game time tomorrow, 8:37 p.m. gio gonzalez to the mound. with a win, they advance to the national league championship series with the san francisco giants. more reaction and news from a giddy locker room coming up in sports. erika gonzalez also witnessed the madness tonight.
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erika? >> reporter: dan, oh, what a heart at that tack! the nats live, they live to fight another day. >> 3-2 and a adrive hit deep to left field, looking up, way back, it's gone! >> reporter: it's like someone took a defibrillator to the heart of this team and shocked it back to life. will this couple used up some vacation time to see the 2-1 victory over the cardinals. >> we had to help the nats win today, and we pulled it off. >> reporter: and someone even played a little hooky and why were you not in mrs. westner's place today. >> because i was at the nationals game will. >> reporter: dad? >> let's go nats! let's go nats! will 79 years, he's making history. >> reporter: for karen, tonight was twice the victory. >> i'm a cancer survivor so i haven't been able to come to any it games this season. so i've been a blubbering mess
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this game. >> reporter: here a werth, there a werth, everywhere a werth. >> fear the beard! >> reporter: 14 pitches later, jayson werth will is tonight's moneymaker. >> i have to be honest, i'm not eye big werth foon. i am tonight! >> reporter: the fans filled the stadium tonight. how many will there be tomorrow? >> do you have any tickets available tomorrow? >> no. standing room tickets go on sale 10:00 a.m. at the box office at $30 apiece. >> reporter: you know, it is a good thing tomorrow's game is after the 8:00 hour, 8:00 p.m., because i don't think anybody in this time can afford any more paid time off or sick leave or vacation time or any of that mess. so we will see you back out here tomorrow night for what is sure to be an exciting, to say the least, game tomorrow night.
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we're live at nats park, erika gonzalez, news4. >> thank you, erika. now to the first and only vice presidential debate. joe biden and paul ryan in a 90-minute face-off about the economy, the war, and health care. for all their differences, the two men share one goal -- to win over undecided voters and win the white house. steve hand el hand els more has >> reporter: a longtime insider versus a young gun whose ticket has momentum. mitt romney was watching, no doubt barack obama, too. moderator martha raddatz of abc. they tangled on iran. >> we will not aallow the iran yains to get a nuclear weapon. >> they're moving faster toward a nuclear weapon. because this administration has no credibility on this issue. >> the iranians don't have a nuclear weapon. >> you're going to go to war? >> we want to prevent war.
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>> reporter: what about romney saying 47% are entitled to government benefits. >> i think the vice president knows sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. and so does romney. >> reporter: what about the obama stimulus, the recovery? >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august and august it awas slower than it was in july. we're heading in the wrong direction. >> with 5.2 million new jobs, private sector jobs. >> was it a good idea to spend taxpayer dollars on electricing cars in finland or windmills in china? >> this is exactly what we needed to stop us from going off a cliff. >> reporter: can a middle tax health hike be prevented? >> not mathematically possible. >> it is, it's been done before. >> it has never been done before. >> reporter: on the style side, biden smiled. a lot. ryan a debate rookie kept his cool. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news,
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danville, kentucky. >> both campaigns are holing their own debate watch parties across virginia tonight. the republicans set up their office in arlington to watch paul ryan work in the debate. one of mitt romney's son, ben, stopped by to meet with voters there. democrats gathered at a watch party in fairfax to watch biden's debate performance. this is at one of the campaign call centers where volunteers raise support for their candidate. tonight the phones were mostly quiet while they watched the action in kentucky. now to a developing story in maryland. several families are out of their homes after fire destroyed one townhouse and damaged two others. it happened off cann avenue this afternoon. plumbers were using a porch to join pipes together when the fire started. fire officials say there may have been a delay in calling 911. >> the whole house with all their belongings, with everything that family had in
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their is just -- went away. it's gone. it's a hole in there. >> homes on both sizes of the townhouse have also been deemed unsafe. the red cross has been called in to help. a 4-year-old boy fell 80 feet out of an apartment window in silver spring today, but he survived. he's alive thanks to a tree that helped break his fall. shomari stone with the latest. >> reporter: well, jim, this is the tree, and that boy snapped this branch as he fell from the ninth floor. let's pan up right quick, dave carter, my photographer. you can see how high up it is. if you come back down here, i'm sorry to tell you this boy right now has life threatening injuries, but a lot of folks out here tell me it's a miracle he survived. >> he's a very lucky child. >> reporter: of michelin jacket tells us a 4-year-old is fortunate to be alive after plunging from this eight-story apartment building. eight stories! this evening. >> reporter: >> i would pray for the child and the family lnchts
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take a look at the damaged screen, bent blinds. here is another angle. will this is what it looks like from the apartment next door. right now i'm on the ninth floor, eight stories up. you can just see how high it is. move a little to the right and you can see the window. it has a damaged screen. we're hearing there were family members inside at the time. aretha sow ran to help the child. she comforted him on the ground. how did you feel at the time you saw that? >> i felt sorry for the child because he was crying. >> reporter: police removed his clothes, shoes and medics rushed him to children's hospital. we're hearing he has serious headed injuries and a broken femur. detectives will talk to the boys' relatives and meanwhile the community hopes he recovereds. >> he survived that fall. he's a very lucky child. >> reporter: very lucky indeed and blessed. child will protective services is also investigating. we tried reaching the 4-year-old's parents. they were unavailable to comment. live in silver will spring, i'm shomari stone, news4. tonight a business community on capitol hill announced a
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$10,000 trust fund for the family of a beaten victim, thomas mazzlin. he was beaten and robbed near eastern market. he's blind in one eye and still unable to walk or feed himself. his wife abby accepted the donation during the announcement of a safety festival next weekend. >> part of a greater community, and this event is not only a reminder that we are a member of this community but it is like a very real visceral experience for us to bond together in a way that we should be doing every day. and it should not take horrible circumstances such as these to kind of inspire that spirit. >> reporter: two of the three suspects arrested in the attack will be in court tomorrow. tonight university of maryland students met with campus security and police to talk about safety concerns there. it comes after three students were robbed at gun point near campus last night. officials walked through the grounds and examined areas students identified as unsafe. in some cases they may install lights or clear away brush to
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address concerns. police believe the same man is behind all the recent robberies. leaders from prince george's county got together to make a call for expanded gambling in maryland. 20 elected officials asked voeters to support question 7 in order to increase jobs and money for the county. if voters say yes, a new casino will move into the state likely at national harbor. and table games would be added at all maryland casinos. opponents claim there is no guarantee new jobs at the casinos will go to maryland workers and no law that requires the money to go to education. temperatures are falling fast out there tonight, but that's not even close to how cold it will be tomorrow night. storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer has details. hey,ing doug. >> you've got that right. already out there, 52 degrees, the average low, we're already there. we'll go a lot cooler as we make our way through tonight with a dew point of 31 degrees. as far as the temperatures go,
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already down to 45 in gainle gaithersburg, 43 in fair fox county, loudoun county and leesburg, 45. some of you are already in the 30s, wait until i show you just how keeld cold we'll get tonight, plus how many of you will be below freezing tomorrow. >> thank you, doug. still ahead -- coaches clash at a youth football game and it all unfolds in front of parents and players. remember, one thing being stole by thieves on metro. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs
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when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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of. >>. this cell phone video shows a youth football league coach tackling an opponent coach to the ground. it led to an all-out brawl as parents and players tried to break it up in sacramento, california, over the weekend. no injuries but the coach has been suspended. a family in baltimore is in grief tonight after a house fire killed five people. a 55-year-old woman and her four grandchildren, those children between the ages of 1 and 7, all died. five others managed to escape, some of them jumping from the windows. two firefighters who tried to rescue the trapped family members were injured when the floor gave out beneath them. no word yet on what started that fire. the national zoo says liver damage and underdeveloped lungs ultimately led to the death of
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the giant panda cub nearly a month after its death, the cub's mother is back out for public display. zoo officials say she's slowly returning to normal behavior, no longer cradling toys or using the bamboo nest she built. at this point, her appetite isn't fully returned yet. reported tonight the most stolen item on metro are cell phones. quarterly figures show overall crime at all the stations is down. car thefts down significantly. but robberies, including robberies of cell phones, are up. there were about 750 reported this year compared to 430 back in 2008. the . more ethics questions for a member of the d.c. council. will an independent review found council member jim graham violated his code of conduct while he served on metro's board in twoi 8.
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graham supported to offer a adeveloper's bid for the city lottery contract if that developer withdrew from a real estate project near a metro station, reportedly. graham disputes the violation. the review says there was no criminal activity. game four between the nats and cardinals included a special will reunion for one family at the park. army sergeant hector vandes surprised his wife and kids on the jumbotron. he's been serving in afghanistan for five months, his family will stationed in germany. they got invited to today's game to salute parmy families. >> they asked me if i wanted to go surprise her. but i knew in order to do that i would have to take my leave right away. so i said, why not? let's take leave now. >> the vandas say they hope to do some sight seeing here in the district and in new york. doug's here with more about our cool. will cold and getting colder, huh? >> we're in for the coldest air
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we've seen so far this season. that's saying a lot when you consider that we've been so warm. the summer has been incredibly warm, now moving into fall which has been a little below average over the past couple of weeks. and tomorrow night is going to be one cold night. even tonight it's on the chilly side. out there right now, looking at clear skies, temperatures starting to dip. we're still right around the average low temperature sitting there, average low for this time of year right around 52. we were at 49 early this morning, a high of 63 early this afternoon, with plenty of sunshine. about 5 to 10 degrees below average is where we've been over the past couple of days. two years ago it was 88 degrees on this day. so that goes to show you we can see both very warm temperatures and very cool temperatures in the month of october. this time it's going to be on the cool side. 52 at the airport, winds out of the southwest at 7 miles per hour. that southwesterly wind will help tonight. already 39 in frederick, 45 in
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leesburg and right now 45 down toward culpeper. to the west in winchester, 41 degrees and plato at 43. so a lot of cool areas already. that's because we have cloudy skies, rather, not cloudy skies. we're looking at clear skies, lasting through tonight. although i do think clouding will be on the increase as we head into the day tomorrow. we saw a cool day even with plenty of sunshine as high pressure was dominating. that area of high pressure will slide to the south and east tomorrow. here comes another cold front. i think we'll see sunshine but mixed in with clouds from time to time. that cold front sweeping on through will bring even colder air or we'll call cooler air during the day tomorrow and into the day saturday, especially saturday morning. saturday morning is going to be very cold, the coldest mornings. here's tonight's lows, 46 in washington, 37 in frederick, 37 in martinsburg and 37 in winchester. you can knock 5 to 10 degrees off these numbers for tomorrow night's numbers. we're talking some areas could be in the 20s.
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a few clouds, a chilly start, 37 to 46 for your morning friday as you move through friday afternoon, temperatures 59 to 65 so continued cool and rather breezy, mixture of sun and clouds. then we get to tomorrow night, and a freeze watch is in effect from montgomery county, loudoun county and areas north and west, many areas close to 32 degrees, some of you in the upper 20s. we've got some cold air coming in, the best news, though, that cold air not sticking around. we'll see a high of 62 on saturday but right back to 73 on sunday, 74 on monday, and then temperatures stay at or a little above average as we head into next week. so a brief little taste of what winter has to bring in just a couple of weeks. days. >> it will be cold for everybody at that baseball game tomorrow. >> it is. bring a big jacket. >> thank you, doug. can you imagine what jayson werth, what he felt like when he saw that ball coming right down the middle of the
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>> announcer: this is the xfinity sports desk, brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. up and in, down and away, up and if, down and away. i couldn't even imagine! him seeing that ball, saying, oh, my god, here we go! >> everybody in the stadium was on the edge of their seat. >> oh, yes. had to be. >> that was unbelievable. did you know that since 2004 albert pujols is the only will player in major league baseball with more postseason home runs than jayson werthing? probably not because jayson werth has never hit a postseason home run as a member of the nationals until tonight. it was the most important home
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run this city has seen in 79 years sending the nationals to a game five with the cardinals. on the brink of elimination, fans still believing. bottom of two, adam laroche facing kyle loesh, and laroche gets the best of loesh, deep, and that's gone, the deepest part of the park, the first postseason home run scored in d.c. since 1933, a 1-0 lead. top three, it's a tie game. ross detwiler facing matt holliday with a runner on. strikes him out. detwiler went great, six strong, allows just one. top 7, jordan zimmermann with a rare relief aappearance. and he was dealing. faces three batters, strikes them all out. a huge inning. jordan zimmermann showing some emotion, the crowd getting pumped. to the ninth now, still tied 1-1. one man on, matt carpenter in to
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pinch-hit for st. louis, facing storen. look at ian desmond saves the day, best player on the nationals this year. bottom nine, you could feel the tension. jayson werth facing lance lynn, ball game! walk-off home run. the place just erupted. werth is the hero, the nationals win 2-1, extend the series to a fifth game. just an awesome scenes at nats park when jayson werth knew it was coming when he left the phillies and signed that $126 million contract to come to washington. >> my first day here, i went to a capitals game, hockey game, and the place was packed. they said -- somebody said, you know, just a few short years ago this place was empty. so i knew that a winning ball club would bring the fans and here we are two years later and they're showing up. it's awesome. >> they stuck with us today. great game between two great teams. unbelievable at-bat by jason,
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12, 13 pitches whatever it was against that guy with that stuff. then to put a swing on a pitch like that, unbelievable at-bat. >> i think i screamed so loud i almost will threw up. it was unbelievable. i mean, that was -- what a great at-bat. he's one of the leaders on the team. it was awesome. >> i was walking around, i had a tough time watching until it got to 3-2. then, you know, he had an at-bat that he should have, and he got his pitch. that's why he gets paid all the money. >> you have to love the point to his dugout as he's running to first base. >> how do you like me now? >> oh, yeah. that was a really cool moment. after a heartbreaker in the bronx last night, the o's trying to tie up their divisional series, once again a white-knuckle affair. northern virginia's joe saunders on the mound for the o's. bottom three, saunders gets mark teixeira, struck out the side, went 5 2/3, struck out five.
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top five, nate mcclouj getting it down against phil hughes, solo shot to right field, o's up 1-0, but the yankees would even it up in the sixth and right now we are still tied at 1-1 in the 12th inning. the o's trying to hang on for dear life. one final redskins note, rg3, robert griffin tiii practiced today,
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remembering your kid's birthday is something that comes naturally to a lot of parents of course. but a woman in kentucky says she'll have no problem remembering her daughter's birthday. she was born this morning in paducah, kentucky. her mother gave birth at 8:09. combining that with today's date, eden's birthday is 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. her mother scheduled the birth that way on purpose. she says baby eden will have a cool story to tell when she grows up. >> but right now s
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>> jay: hey, terry. thanks for coming. >> oh thanks, jay. 49th time i've been on your show. >> jay: wow. >> actually, i was on this show when i was 10 years old. the old "tonight show." >> jay: yeah. >> we just won our pop warner championship and they had me on. >> jay: this is you when you were 10? >> yeah, yeah.


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